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1D.23

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:05 pm
by Bryce Ramirez 1J
When solving for orbitals and you are only given that n = 2, why is the answer? Solving for l would give you 1, which corresponds to the P orbital, giving you three. But the answer shows 4. Why is this?

Re: 1D.23

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:10 pm
by JohnWalkiewicz2J
At n=2, l can equal 0 or 1, since there is an s and p subshell in that energy level.
2s = 1 orbital
2p = 3 orbitals.
If you add them up, you get a total of 4 orbitals for n=2.